The latest marriage data from the U.S. Census Bureau showed that the number of states issuing marriage licenses in January dropped to 26 from 30.
However, a new report from the Kentucky Department of Health and Human Services found that the state is continuing to issue marriage licenses despite the decline.
The new data, from the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey, showed that only 21 percent of counties in the state were issuing marriage documents in January, down from 33 percent in February.
The report shows that, in addition to declining marriage licenses, counties in northern Kentucky were seeing a drop in the number and type of licenses they were issuing, including a drop of one-third from the previous month.
The Kentucky Department for Health and Social Services released a report on Thursday that showed the number one cause of the decline in marriage licenses was the rise in the opioid crisis, which has seen the number for a marriage license decline by 23 percent.
The number of people receiving medical treatment for opioid addiction dropped by 11 percent in Kentucky.
The data shows that the biggest decline was in the counties of Jefferson and Jones Counties, which have both seen the highest percentage of people dying from opioid addiction.
However the decline was seen in other counties in southern Kentucky, including Warren and Warren County.
In Warren County, for example, the number that were dying from opioids dropped by 33 percent, the same rate as in the rest of the state.
In February, there were a total of 18,827 marriages in the United States.
However that number dropped to 15,854 in January.
This includes weddings that were held at hospitals, churches, funerals and marriages that took place outside of marriage licenses.
The same report found that, as of March 31, the U-M reported that only 1,624 marriages were completed in Kentucky in 2017.